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FB Messenger Kids
UPDATE: Read the new CCFC statement on Facebook ignoring the concerns of experts and expanding its kids’ app to Android.
In December, Facebook rolled out Messenger Kids, the first major social media app for children under 13. The app is likely to normalize social media use by kids as young as five. But a wealth of research links adolescent social media use to depression, poor sleep habits, and unhealthy body image – and younger children are even less equipped to deal with the interpersonal challenges and addictive power of social media.
That's why CCFC and 117 child development experts and advocates sent a letter to Facebook urging them to scrap the Messenger Kids app.